“Fifth,” he replied.
Asked if he was a member of Mar-a-Lago in 2000, he replied once again, “Fifth,” according to the transcript.
After Epstein’s arrest, Trump acknowledged that he knew Epstein but said he “had a falling out with him a long time ago.”
Over 2,000 pages of documents made public by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pertained to a since-settled lawsuit against Maxwell filed by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers.
Giuffre filed the complaint in 2015, saying Maxwell subjected her to “public ridicule, contempt and disgrace” by calling her a liar in published statements “with the malicious intent of discrediting and further damaging Giuffre worldwide.” The lawsuit sought unspecified damages.
In a deposition included in the newly released papers, Giuffre said that her father, who worked at Mar-a-Lago as a maintenance manager, got her a job there in summer 2000 as a locker room attendant at the club’s spa when she was 16.
She said she was reading a book on massage therapy one day when she was approached by Maxwell, who noticed the book and told her she knew someone seeking a traveling masseuse. When Giuffre said she had no experience or credentials, she recalled Maxwell said: “We can train you. We can get you educated.”